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Bishop's Buffet

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12628 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 234-6457
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 58
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Pricey

There was 5 in our party, 3 of us were excited for crab legs, while the other 2 were not. My son, 11 was charged $15.95 and literally ate white rice and jello. He's very picky and not the right choice for him. The crab legs were fantastic! But that's about it. Most of the other food looked like... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Becky R
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White Bluff, Tennessee
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The crab legs are great, their slogan best legs on the beach is true! Nice family friendly atmosphere, lots of choices but we just ate plate after plate of crab legs.

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Thank Melba I
Wheaton
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We loved this unlimited buffet with the all-you-can-eat crab legs! Definitely a restaurant that I will return to in Panama City Beach!

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Thank SteveC1312013
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

There was 5 in our party, 3 of us were excited for crab legs, while the other 2 were not. My son, 11 was charged $15.95 and literally ate white rice and jello. He's very picky and not the right choice for him. The crab legs were fantastic! But that's about it. Most of the other food looked like it... More 

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Thank Becky R
Catonsville Maryland, United States
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231 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Family owned restaurant with a 1960's feel. Had a wide variety of items but would still rate just average.Some items were empty at times. Waiter was excellent. For $8.95 per person I would consider coming back.

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Thank Mark G
Columbus, Georgia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We were in Panama City Beach for the Pirates of the High Seas Fest. We went to this restaurant as it was highly advertised for their buffet. $9.95 seemed a little pricey for a breakfast buffet, which was the same as the lunch buffet price. We went thinking it would be a good buffet and probably have an egg station.... More 

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Thank blovell2014
acworth
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I'll continue to write how rude the staff was to my family and comment on the two WWII veterans and their wives who followed us out. Due to the hostess attitude and conduct. The veterans words " If they treat a family with a special needs child like that, then they will treat us like that"!

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Thank jakota71
Church Hill, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Our waiter was nice, but the food was only so-so. I would expect much better quality for the price we paid.

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1 Thank Snapp8
Tallahassee, United States
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Got there little late on Sunday night but still were open and very accommadating making sure we were welcome to continue eating even though they would close in a half hour. Wonderful big buffet with lots of foods to choose from. I started with a great salad plate, steak that was tender, plenty of shrimp and oysters. Wife went after... More 

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Thank Richard H
Parrish, Florida
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We had dinner at Bishop's on a Tuesday evening. Not very crowded, so that made it easy to go back to the buffet as many times as desired. The crab legs were great. There was a nice selection of shrimp, prepared in various methods. Also a nice selection of other seafood, along with some meat and potatoes for the folks... More 

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Thank Rhonda V
Irondale, Alabama
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Since I discovered Bishop's many years ago, I can't go to the beach without a breakfast visit! My family knows before we get there that I will choose a trip here at least one morning of our stay. It's a standard buffet, but it's a must-do because of tradition if nothing else.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12628 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: (850) 234-6457

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
3:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?